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Medical Students


Dear UCL Students, welcome to this part of the site. You're always welcome in theatres at any of the sites.  If you'd like to come outside of your conventional times just email us!
We provide Teaching for medical students in anaesthesia, resuscitation, critical care, pain and perioperative medicine.

UCLHRob Stephens  in MBBS SSC (year 6) and MBBS NC4 (year 4) modules

Royal Free HospitalJane Lowery

Whittington: Basil Almahdi


The leads above- if you're studying at UCL.

If you're a UCL med student and want to come to theatre- just email the folks above wherever you are- or- just come! 

If you would like to visit UCLH from outside UCL as clinical student/observer/elective please contact us

Thank you to final years Adam Julius and Artaza Gilani who started and ran the Practical teaching course for year 4's.  

MBBS years 1 & 2

There are no formal Anaesthesia or Critical Care sessions in years 1 and 2. Anaesthetists teach students (in lectures and practicals) and with preclinical colleagues introduce some core ideas in Pain, Physiology and Anatomy relevant to the patients having surgery.

Some year 1 and 2 students choose to come to the operating theatres and clinics to see how what they've learnt impacts on the real life of patients. 

UCL iBSc 3

We're launching two Intercalated 0.5 BSc Modules starting Autumn 2018 in

Our award winning teaching team will run clinical and online modules to show how the physiological changes that students have learnt in years 1 and 2 occur during and after surgery, their impact on patients and populations and how as doctors we can best respond. Students will see patients before, during and after surgery and do an on-call with the emergency teams. 

Before each lecture or clinical experience, students will do an interactive online module at their own pace, with questions to help them understand the subject. Students will be able to chat to a teacher/mentor throughout the term and of course during lectures. 

Students doing the 'Advanced' module need to do the 'Essentials' one first- as the Advanced module builds on the principles and concepts introduced in the first module.

Do get in touch with Rob Stephens, Anita McCarron or Sam DaSilva.   or have a look at our advert


MBBS year 4

Download your workbook

UCLH The Schedule at UCLH for coming to theatre

Royal Free The Schedule for theatre- Dr Lowery will send

Download your curriculum summary/practical procedures

Before you come to theatre, you'll get much more out of it if you 

Here's the link to the SBA podcasts

Here's the syllabus summary


MBBS year 6


Advice from previous year 6 SSC students

Look at the advert for our SSC!

UCLHDownload your workbook - Dr Rob Stephens

Download the Schedule at UCLH  for coming to theatre

Download the Westmorland St Schedule

Download your year 6 SSC curriculum summary/practical procedures

Many SSC students do our MOOC

RFH: Download your workbook coming soon!- Dr Jane Lowery

Here's our online Training in Perioperative Medicine (you have to register free and we've not fully completed it yet)

FY1 checklist pilot- By Drs Amour and Soram Patel

Awards and Electives

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has medical student Membership for £10!

We do host elective students

The following give grants to students- they're a great way to mark yourself out!

to download

Welcome all students! Please feel free to use these files. Do contact Dr Rob Stephens if you have any suggestions


How to do: Blood Transfusion

How to insert an Arterial Line

How to insert a Central Line

How to insert a Chest Drain

How to look after an Epidural on the Ward

How to insert an Emergency Airway

How to Manage Airway Obstruction


Basics of anaesthesia: handout

Introduction to Anaesthesia

Introduction to Postoperative Complications

Introduction to Preassessment

How to prescribe Perioperative Analgesia

Introduction to Pain Pathways and Mechanisms

How to prescribe Perioperative Analgesia for Children

How to prescribe Fluid Therapy

NICE ward- based fluid guidelines 2013

Basics of Intensive Care

How to use Inotropes and vasopressors

Introduction to Trauma Care

Introduction to Pain Pathways

How to Recognise Critical Illness

Oxygen delivery and consumption (more advanced)


The Airway

Basics of Fluids and Analgesia

Basics of Renal Failure

Course booklet to Introduction to Anaesthesia Course -

Please contact robcmstephens[at] to obtain the password to this FY-1 stage document.